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    We are HIP

    The Humber Internships Programme (HIP) matches the needs of Humber based SMEs with the skills and talent of students and graduates – a match made in the Humber.

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    Supporting Humber-based Interns

    Do you want to gain some workplace expertise or are you looking for that next move when you graduate?

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    Supporting Humber-based SMEs

    Let us help you find the talent you need to grow your business or to move a project forward.

    Make the Connection

How can we help you?

Find out how the Humber Internships Programme can help you. Whether you’re an intern, SME or a training provider HIP can help to match ambitious Humber businesses with the best talent in the region.



If you’re a small business based in the Humber, and have aspirations to grow, a HIP Intern might be the perfect fit. The HIP team will work alongside you to understand your needs and help identify the right intern. A subsidised 12-week internship will provide you with access to real talent and the programme can be tailored to meet your needs.

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If you’re about to graduate in 2021 or 2022, or if you graduated in 2020 and are still looking for your way into your dream job, the HIP programme might be the perfect way forward. The team will work with you to understand your skills and aspirations and to match you to internship opportunities. You’ll feel ready for the challenge with continuous support and guidance before you start an internship, ongoing through the 12-weeks and beyond.

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Training Providers

We are actively supporting small businesses in the Humber to think about how an Intern can support their business needs and to create opportunities for students and graduates to gain invaluable industry experience. If you’re supporting students at Level 5 or above who might benefit from industrial experience, or are looking for a creative way to support your graduating students to progress their career then the HIP team may be able to help. Contact us to find out how we can work together.

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Humber Internships Programme

The Humber Internships Programme (HIP), will run until June 2023 and will deliver real benefit to Humber based SMEs, giving them access to the best of the regions talent through supported internships which will support them to drive their business forward. Through a dedicated team HIP will engage with SMEs, undergraduates and graduates from across the region to match the needs of growth focused SMEs with ambitious, job focussed learners.


The HIP team at the University of Hull is here to support Humber based SMEs to grow through working with the best talent the region has to offer; helping them to move a project forward or respond to a short-term business need.


Supporting undergraduates and graduates to develop invaluable experience by working together to match their skills and aspirations with the needs of local SMEs, as a great way to expand experience or help to plan their next step when they graduate.


HIP offers supported 12-week internship for eligible SMES * based in Hull, East Riding, North & North East Lincolnshire. We will work alongside you to understand the needs of your business and to identify the right intern to support them. A fully supported service which is designed with small businesses in mind.


To secure a HIP internship you have to live in the Humber and be due to graduate in 2021 or 2022. If you graduated in 2020 we might be able to help but it will depend on what you are currently doing.

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